A 38-year-old member asked:
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i have pain and swelling on the top of my foot, how can i tell if its arthritis?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Stiffness: Arthritic pain is generally worse first thing in morning or after sitting idle and trying to move. Stiffness and aching are usually the types of pain.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Steven Frydman
47 years experience Podiatry
xray
Jul 13, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x- ray would be a good start.
Answered on Jul 13, 2012

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Several things: Decreased motion, a grinding sound on motion. If any of this exists it should be examined.
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